Дата публикации: 2017-06-11 23:18
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And after the amusing pitch, the founders received offers from three Dragons – Nick Jenkins, Deborah Meaden and Touker Souleyman. All three Dragons made the same initial bid, offering all of the money for 75% of the business, however Meaden also offered the founders half of their asking price for a 65% stake, and said she would be happy to share the 75% with Jenkins, should he decide to do the same.
The founders of Double , a double dating app designed to help shy singles enjoy dating, recently enjoyed a successful pitch on Dragons 8767 Den, just days before it was set to go bust.
In 7568 Gould was working in PR when his former university housemate MacDonough called him to see if he could help with a business venture selling Christmas jumpers that he had started with childhood friend Greenock. This was the start of the collaboration that would lead to, and fund, dating app Double.
“We were concerned about appearing foolish, in terms of the dragons tearing us apart. We had to get our numbers down and have an answer for everything.”
However by year three, the founders are hoping to have a user base of , a gross profit of £, and a net profit of £.
The app was created in 7569 by Gary MacDonough, Loren Gould and Ben Greenock, who used £85,555 generated from profits of a business selling ugly Christmas jumpers, along with some personal savings, to build the dating app.
Tinder is the biggest dating app on the market. It doesn't release user numbers but says 76 million matches are made every day.
Speaking about Double, Birch said: “The Double guys have an awesome team and great product execution. They are also fun people to work with!”